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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-16-07, 10:13 AM   #1
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Chain Question

Hi...I will be new to FG riding. Thanks to a donated frame and wheels and the more than generous help of the LBS I should be on the new ride shortly. The old chain (from some unknown 10 speed) cheaned up real well and seems in good shape. I'm not sure if it is up to the job. Is it worth buying a more robust chain for this ride or just see how this goes?
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Old 02-16-07, 10:26 AM   #2
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10-speed chain on a frame with horizontal droupouts? A new chain is under $10.
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Get a new chain. Under 10 bucks, completely worth not having a chain break as you try to avoid getting smashed by some ass who doesn't signal.
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Old 02-16-07, 10:35 AM   #4
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10-speed chain on a frame with horizontal droupouts? A new chain is under $10.
i think the OP refers to the old kind of ten speed (with ten speeds), not the new kind (with ten skinny cogs all in a big cassette).
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Old 02-16-07, 11:08 AM   #5
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Chain is one of the few parts of the bikes where going ghetto will almost assuredly bite you in the ass. Get a new chain, put it on right, keep it clean, and thank God you don't have to worry about derailleurs.
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